Coronavirus is increasing Facebook usage, but not to the benefit of Facebook

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Facebook is seeing an extreme spike in usage across the globe due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the company outlined in a blog post on Tuesday. But most usage is concentrated among private messaging and video calling, products the company does not monetize. As a result, the social media giant says it’s business is suffering while it struggles to keep its communication tools online and stable.
 

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People using a social media platform to *gasp* communicate rather than spread the FUD of the Day is hurting their bottom line.

Should I point and laugh or facepalm?

I really want to point and laugh...
 

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I closed my FB account years back but kept messenger. It bugged me that I “had to” still use it because I figured they could still count me in their total users but I never really thought it through that at least they’re not making any $ from me.

Maybe they will start charging a fee.
 

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I closed my FB account years back but kept messenger. It bugged me that I “had to” still use it because I figured they could still count me in their total users but I never really thought it through that at least they’re not making any $ from me.

Maybe they will start charging a fee.
Ad overlays on video chat and random "sponsored messages" inserted into messenger.

"Hi, mom, how are you and dad getting on? SPONSORED BY CAPTAIN WOBBLIES ANIMAL VITAMINS"
 

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Ad overlays on video chat and random "sponsored messages" inserted into messenger.

"Hi, mom, how are you and dad getting on? SPONSORED BY CAPTAIN WOBBLIES ANIMAL VITAMINS"

“Hey, I was wondering if you’d like to go out for a movie and, um, idk... dinner!”

“Oh! *all shy* Yes, I’d like that. How about we...”

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People using a social media platform to *gasp* communicate rather than spread the FUD of the Day is hurting their bottom line.

Should I point and laugh or facepalm?

I really want to point and laugh...
If you decide to facepalm, please don't forget first to wash your hands in hot, soapy water for at least 20 seconds while singing Happy Birthday twice.